Welcome to Boston Chapter of Association for India's Development (AID)

Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women's empowerment and social justice.



Indian Ocean - Live in Concert!

Friday Sep 18th, 8pm, MIT Kresge Auditorium

Tickets: http://indianocean.mit.edu/tickets/


Harvard Fall Mela 2015 

Sunday Sep 20th, Noon - 4pm

Science Center Plaza, Harvard University



Impact of Climate Change in India and Role of Civil Society

by Mahesh Pandya,

July 28th, 6.30pm, MIT 4-149 MIT-Map

Impact of Climate change in India and Role of Civil Society

How India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is Shaping Social Change
by Mr. Ajay Kumar
7.00 PM Wednesday July 1 2015

Room: Sala De Puerto Rico in Students Center - W20 SALA (W20-202), MIT
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Ajay Kumar Talk

Struggles on the Gujarat Coast - The Case of Mundra, Kutch

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 @ MIT 3-133 from 6:30-8:30pm

Talk by Dr.Bharat Patel, General Secretary Machhimar Adhikar Sangarsh Sangathan Bharat Patel Talk

I, The Citizen: Empowering Citizens to Engage in India’s Development

Talk by Dr. R Balasubramaniam (Balu),founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement

WHEN: Sunday May 17, 2015 | 4PM to 6PM

WHERE: MIT, Room 4-163 (77 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA)

Free and Open to All

AidAsha Talk


Annual Full/Half Marathon Program


WHEN: Sunday April 5, 2015 | 2PM to 4PM
WHERE: MIT, Room 2-190 (77 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA)



Fundraiser: Remember Bhopal Museum: Memory as a Tool in the Struggle for Justice

Date: Sunday, March 22nd 2015
Venue: MIT 4-163
Time: 4-6pm
Speaker: Nityanand Jayaraman, writer and social activist

How should a museum portray the story of the deadly toxic gas leak from Union Carbide's pesticide factory in Bhopal in 1984? How should it tell the story of the decades of struggle for justice? Who should build such a museum? Survivors say only they have the moral right to memorialize the event.

The Remember Bhopal Museum is perhaps the first museum in independent India that is collectively curated by a community of survivors and activists and tells the story of a contemporary people’s movement. Survivors hope that the museum will serve as a tool in their continuing struggle against injustice. The museum has not accepted money from the government or any corporate entity, and relies primarily on public contributions to meet its operating costs of $11,000 per year.

The talk will narrate the challenges faced by Bhopal survivors in their long and tortuous struggle for environmental justice, and elaborate on the importance of memories in strengthening the struggle.

In Conversation with P. Sainath - People's Archive of Rural India (Boston Launch)

Association for India's Development (MIT & Boston Chapters) invites you to a conversation with editor, writer, and rural reporter, P. Sainath. Sainath will introduce the People's Archive of Rural India(PARI), an online journal and archive, founded by Sainath. The PARI website (http:// www.ruralindiaonline.org/) is aimed at recording the everyday lives of everyday people; it hosts video, still photo, audio and text articles. The site was launched in December 2014.

WHEN: Sunday March 15, 2015 | 2pm
WHERE: MIT, Building E-25, Room 111 (45 Carleton St, Cambridge MA -- Right outside Kendall T stop)






Articulate Ability Concert





Run a Marathon!